I believe that every student has the ability to make it as long as they try their hardest and put their mind to it.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Palm Beach State College - Current Undergrad, Database Administration
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
HSPT Language Skills Prep
HSPT Math Prep
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
To push students and provide them with the resources they need to succeed.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, get to know them so we can connect on a personal level, and then introduce them to new strategies.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By providing them with the strategies they need and slowly pulling away and asking them questions so they can solve the problems on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By encouraging them with helping words.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Bring about new strategies, hands-on tools, and diagrams to help the student understand the concept.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Ask some comprehension questions to help keep the student on track, and show them strategies as to how to find the answer.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find that getting on the student's level and making yourself relatable to them is the best way to be successful when working with a student.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would make the subject have real-life examples, specifically with things that they enjoy, so they have a reason to try and figure the problem out.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would ask some content questions to make sure the student is understanding the content and knows how to find the answer in the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By giving the student compliments and praise.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would ask questions to get a basis of where they are, ask if they notice if they are struggling with anything, and go from there to gauge where the student is and where they need to be.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I find out what kind of learner the student is and find strategies that would work best for that particular student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Pens, paper, shapes, and manipulatives.